Italy represents one of the most important growing areas for table grapes in Europe. Particularly in the region Apulia, well known grape varieties like Italia, Victoria, Sugraone and Red Globe, which are also popular in Germany, are cultivated.
The International Table Grape Congress, which shall disseminate information on grape cultivation and promote table grape farming, took place for the 16th time on January 27th, 2017 in the province of Bari. Altogether, more than 500 national and international participants were welcomed. This important convention has been organized by Dr. Mario Colapietra, a world-famous scientific researcher and publisher of reference books on grape cultivation.
AlzChem markets products such as Perlka®, Sitofex® und Kelpak®, which stimulate the natural growing conditions of cultivated crops. In order to investigate the optimal application of the products Perlka®, Sitofex® und Kelpak® in table grape farming in Italy, extensive field studies in cooperation with scientist and renowned expert of table grape farming, Dr. Colapietra, were conducted during the last years.
The results have now been published for the first time in a much noted brochure titled „Calciocianamide Perlka®, Sitofex® e Kelpak® per l’uva da tavola“. The key positive results and conclusions for the real life application of AlzChem’s products have been also been presented in a comprehensive presentation.
In addition, many expert discussions with farmers and multiplicators took place at AlzChem’s exhibition stand. AlzChem was supported by its distribution partner Agricola Internazionale (Pisa) and the Italian colleagues Dr. Kornprobst und Dr. Papa.
The research results and the usage of the AlzChem products Perlka®, Sitofex® and Kelpak® contributed significantly to the development of table grape farming in Italy. This exceptional contribution has been acknowledged by the Italian industry and the Chairman of the Congress awarded the „Targa Bacca d’Oro“, the golden grape, to AlzChem AG. The head of AlzChem’s agricultural department, Dr. Jürgen Bezler, and Dr. Uwe Timm, Marketing Manager responsible for the Italian market, were delighted to accept this important award.